Hi i just bought a whirlpool dryer two months ago to replace the old
dryer that stopped tumbling with hot air. the new dryer takes two 60
min cycle to dry one load of cloth. what should i check b/4 contacting
the customer servise? TIA
Assuming the installation is correct it should be under warranty...talk to
the installer, that is if is not you, then call the 800 number and have a
factory rep come out and look at it...good luck, Ross
The classic cause of damp clothes, long dry times, (and possible dryer
damage) is a clogged air duct. Check the exhaust for free movement.
Ribbed ductwork, long runs, and/or many turns inhibit good air flow.
Check for bird nests, insects, stuck flapper. If you have flex hose,
replace it with rigid metal duct--this will save you money in the long
Model#, gas, electric?
Quick info tips....
Q - Dryer takes too long to dry or multiple times to dry a load
A1- Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the
dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the
back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries
better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a
blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.
A2 - If the vent doesn't make a difference, then check the blower
wheel for excessive lint build up, check that there isn't anything
stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum, (i.e. the screen on the
back wall of the dryer when looking into the drum). Check the lint
filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating element isn't shorted
to ground ( http://www.applianceaid.com/grounded.html ). Check the
exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat or pocket thermometer (
can be used for this. It should cycle approx between 120 degrees and
160 degrees. Check that the drum seals are not worn out.
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